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AUCTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does auction mean? 

AUCTION (noun)
  The noun AUCTION has 2 senses:

1. a variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game; now generally superseded by contract bridge
2. the public sale of something to the highest bidder

  Familiarity information: AUCTION used as a noun is rare.


AUCTION (verb)
  The verb AUCTION has 1 sense:

1. sell at an auction

  Familiarity information: AUCTION used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AUCTION (noun)


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Meaning:

A variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game; now generally superseded by contract bridge

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

auction; auction bridge

Hypernyms ("auction" is a kind of...):

bridge (any of various card games based on whist for four players)


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Meaning:

The public sale of something to the highest bidder

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

auction sale; vendue; auction

Hypernyms ("auction" is a kind of...):

sale (the general activity of selling)

Domain member category:

underbid (bid lower than a competing bidder)

outbid (bid higher than others)

underbid (bid too low)

overbid (bid more than the object is worth)

by-bid (bid on behalf of someone else)

bid; offer; tender (propose a payment)

upset price ((auction) the minimum price at which a seller of property will entertain bids)


AUCTION (verb)


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Meaning:

Sell at an auction

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

auction; auction off; auctioneer

Hypernyms (to "auction" is one way to...):

sell (exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent)

Domain category:

commerce; commercialism; mercantilism (transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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